George Strait’s ‘Here For a Good Time’ Is the No. 1 Country Album This Week
George Strait must be getting tired of being on the top. His newest album, ‘Here for a Good Time,’ is his eighth straight album to debut on the top of the country music charts. The singer sold over 91,000 copies of his new album last week, besting Jason Aldean and Jake Owen.
Overall, the King is third on the all music charts, behind Lil Wayne‘s ‘Tha Carter IV’ (219,000 sold) and Adele‘s ’21’ (121,000 sold). ‘Here for a Good Time’ is Strait’s 17th straight Top 10 on the Billboard 200 charts, although it sold roughly 40 percent fewer copies than 2009’s ‘Twang.’ Billboard reports it’s his first album to sell less than 100,000 albums in a debut week since 1994’s ‘Lead On’ sold just 56,000.
Aldean continues to pace all country albums this year. He’s sold over one million copies of ‘My Kinda Party’ since January, close to two million total. Lady Antebellum figure to play into the best of 2011 sales figures with their new album ‘Own the Night,’ just released yesterday. Their new song ‘Wanted You More’ vaulted to the top of the digital singles charts, selling over 74,000 copies last week.